Home Is Where The Stuff Is – Declutter and Downsizing For Seniors

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5 Easy Ways to Start Downsizing Today

1 – Start with your closet. Donate or sell anything you haven’t worn in 6 months, this is a rule I have followed since 1986. Why not try the Hanger Method, one of Peter Walsh’s favorite tricks? Using this method, you hang all the clothes in your closet the wrong way. As you wear the items, you hang them back up the right way. After 6 months or a Season, you can quickly see exactly which clothes you don’t wear just by scanning the direction of your hangers.

2 – How about your kitchen? Recycle all of those plastic storage containers that are missing lids, and all of the lids that are missing containers. (I even have this problem at home — where do all those lids go?)

3 – The bathroom. If you’re a woman, I know you can do some deep-cleaning here. I’m just guessing you have at least 3 bottles of shampoo, one of which is probably very near empty but still sits in your shower, right? Toss it into the recycle bin.  And what about makeup? Do you have compacts filled with crumbled and broken powder or eye-shadow? THROW THEM OUT! If you haven’t used it in the past 3 months, it’s safe to say you probably will not be using it, so clear out the clutter and make room for the products that you do use and love.

4 – Sell your old books online at a site like BookScouter.com. You can also look for a local used bookstore that buys old books or your local library.This is a great way to get rid of old books and trade for gently used books that you want to read.

5 – Go buy a sketchbook at an art supply shop, Michaels   or Ocean State Job Lot in the CT & RI area. Go through your magazines and tear out any recipes, outfit or decorating ideas, etc. and tape them in the pages of your sketchbook. Then get rid of the magazines. What a great way to rid yourself with several years worth of old magazines.

Downsizing in Easy – Simple Quick Steps

The above 5 steps are a good start to downsizing your life, but what about the rest of your stuff? Where do you begin? How do you know what to keep and what to get rid of? You can contact Cheryl at CC Home Concierge Company ~ formerly Envision-Designs for a free 30 minute consultation, together we will come up with a Downsizing & Relocation Plan for the home.

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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Great information if you are currently at this point where you need to make a decision for you and your family. When you are ready to sit down and properly plan for Age in Place Redesign, reach out to me at CC Home Concierge Co. I can help you plan – not just writing down dreams – make real plans.

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How To Rock Your World . . .

Happy Monday!

Is it one of those Mondays when you ask – where the hell did the weekend go? You’re looking at that crumbled up list that keeps showing up at the top of your purse or weekend tote that has all the chores you wanted to accomplish over the weekend.

Yeah, in between your wine tastings, dinner with friends and family, shopping for back to school clothes – you would glance at that list! Now, you’re sitting at your desk saying – damn it, I only checked off one thing off this F%@# list, and it’s

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First, Get up out of that chair – Rock out to this song – Stop feeling bad that you you didn’t accomplish everything you wanted to do this weekend . . . .Then call or email me to help you with that F%@# list for next weekend. Get on with your day – Strut it like a RockStar

 

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